A few things here. I’m now doing basketball pieces for The Step Back. This is exciting for me and I’m proud of the contacts that I’ve made in the basketball blogosphere. It’s just another way to add to my archive and expand my outreach while also writing some more dumb things. David Ramil, my former editor at ThunderousIntentions and one of the nicest guys on Twitter, helped me land this position and I can’t thank him enough.

As for the actual piece, I was really excited about my idea, but wasn’t happy with my execution. It took me forever to get started on it and I wrote three different intros before I was satisfied. And even then, I wasn’t satisfied. I think I put too much pressure on myself to write a knockout piece and ended up under-delivering.

An open letter to Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker